Fall is almost here and it is my most favorite time of the year! I am so excited to share a big project I have been working on using my Silhouette CAMEO machine – Fall Leaves Table Runner.
I say big project because it literally fits my long dining table coming in at a whopping 84″ long!
- Silhouette CAMEO electronic cutting machine
- Silhouette Fabric blade
- Silhouette CAMEO 12″ Cutting Mat
- Hook piece for lifting up cut design from cutting mat
- Dear Stella Woodwinked and Nutmeg fabric pieces
- Leaves and Berries by Sophie Gallo
- Fall Leaf by Sweet Afton
No tutorial needed for this project because it was so so easy. Getting started with my CAMEO was a piece of cake and the two designs that I found for my project were only $.99 each.
- Iron fusible interfacing onto the back of your fabric (wrong side).
- Cut fabric to fit onto your cutting mat, I used the CAMEO 12″ x 12″ mat.
- Lay fabric interfacing side down – I found it was easier to work with the paper backing in place.
- Adjust the sizing of your pattern on your screen, easily omitting certain patterns or duplicating others.
- Follow the directions on the right side bar for fabric with interfacing.
- Feed your cutting mat into the machine and hit cut!
I then used a little hook tool to lift off each cut pattern from the mat along with the paper backing (this made for a faster cleaning of the mat later). I made a puzzle type pattern down the middle of my table runner fabric fitting the leaves together and ironed each in place. There was no need to sew around each individual leaf shape, instead I chose to do a tight straight line stitch over the entire table runner in a cream Aurifil thread.
My mom was visiting this week and we celebrated her birthday with some yummy cupcakes from Sprinkles, and they turned out to be the best table decor….and the yummiest!
The only tips I have for using the machine and cutting fabric is it helps to dull the cutting pad a bit. When you first use it, it is quite sticky so placing a piece of denim or flannel to the mat and peeling it off a few times helps dull the stick just enough to make it easier when you are cutting and you need to remove the leftover fabric and interfacing pieces. I also found that keeping the paper backing on the interfacing while cutting made cleaning the mat much easier.
I absolutely love this machine and have so many more projects lined up. The online store is a bit addicting as well, since the designs are so inexpensive and there are many to choose from.
Here are some links to some other Silhouette CAMEO projects that I have recently made – enjoy!
Fabric Flowers & Ice Cream Cones
Dear Santa Letter Tray
Silhouette has an awesome deal for you to! They are currently having a great Back to School special where you can purchase your own Silhouette CAMEO machine and save $100! Head to SilhouetteAmerica.com/August and use code BACK2SCHOOL to save.
I am also having a massive giveaway over on Instagram this afternoon – be sure to stop by @modernhandcraft to see what we are giving away this weekend!
Thanks for stopping by today friends!